John & Yvonne

Honest, genuine, retired smallholders excited about meeting new people and their precious

Shrewsbury, United Kingdom

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Sophie
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First rate, can't get any better than these two. Second time they have visited us, and I would have them back any time. Nothing else to add.

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Coux-et-Bigaroque, France · 06 May - 29 May 2019
JOHN
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Cannot give less than 5 stars for any catorgry below ! Garfield the cat also v happy with them. They even gave me a lift to the station and picked me up from

  • cat
Kingsbridge, United Kingdom · 01 Jan - 06 Feb 2019
Anne
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It was a delight to have John and Yvonne looking after the chicks and my home while I was away- I knew everything was in safe hands as soon as we met, and

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Charlbury, United Kingdom · 08 Nov - 11 Nov 2018
Sophie
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We like our animals calm, our house really clean, our garden perfect: lawn mowed, bushes trimmed, flowers bluming, leaves raked. We try hard to leave it as

  • dog
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Coux-et-Bigaroque, France · 08 Jun - 16 Jul 2018

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Bea
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John and his wife Yvonne house-sat for us over the Christmas period. A total of 6 weeks. What a lovely,thoughtful, reliable couple. They cared for our house

House & pet sitting reference · 27 April 2018

About

We have been very happily married for 47 years and have now retired from farming and smallholding to be able to travel, meet new people and make new friends. This is where we feel we could use our past experiences of house and farm sitting

Why we want to house sit

Since moving to Shropshire over 30 years ago we have been involved in farm sitting and, more recently, in house and pet sitting. We have found this both rewarding and exciting having looked after places in both the UK and France. Travelling

Our experience

I was brought up on a farm and have worked in farming most of my life, starting as a general farm worker and working up to Farm Manager. Yvonne worked alongside me on most farms in between her other employment as a typesetter/desk top

Pet care experience

  • dogDogs
  • catCats
  • horseHorses
  • fishFish
  • poultryPoultry
  • farm animalLivestock
  • birdBirds
  • small petSmall pets

Availability

July 2019
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August 2019
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Preferred countries

  • France
  • Italy
  • Spain
  • United Kingdom

Profile details

Age
John 65+ and Yvonne 65+
Occupation
Farmer, Basket maker and Plant nursery grower/smallholder
Travelling
With a partner